Prodigal Son (The Saints album)

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Prodigal Son
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1988
StudioRedan Recorders, London; Quad Recording Studios, New York City
GenrePop punk
LabelMushroom Australia, TVT US[1]
ProducerChris Bailey, Brian McGee[2]
The Saints chronology
All Fools Day
(1986)
Prodigal Son
(1988)
Howling
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]

Prodigal Son is the eighth studio album released by The Saints.[4] It was released in 1988.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Chris Bailey; except where indicated

  1. "Grain of Sand" – 3:49
  2. "Fire and Brimstone" – 3:27
  3. "Friend of the People" – 3:16
  4. "Before Hollywood" – 3:40
  5. "Sold Out" – 3:20
  6. "Ghost Ships" – 3:51
  7. "Massacre" – 2:48
  8. "Tomorrow" – 3:32
  9. "Stay" – 3:46
  10. "Shipwreck" – 3:35
  11. "Music Goes 'Round My Head" (Harry Vanda, George Young) – 3:34 (CD Bonus Track in Australia)

The CD release featured a cover of The Easybeats song "Music Goes 'Round My Head" at the end of the album. This was recorded for the soundtrack of the Australian film Young Einstein. For the US release, the song was the second track on the album. The streaming release features the original Australian CD release track listing.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[6] 50

Personnel[edit]

The Saints
  • Barrington Francis – guitar
  • Arturo LaRizza – bass, string and horn arrangements
  • Chris Bailey - vocals, guitar
  • Joe Chiofalo – keyboards
  • Iain Shedden – drums, percussion
Technical
  • Beth Cumber – art direction
  • Ian White – art direction
  • Brian McGee – mixing
  • Harry Vanda – producer (on "Music Goes Round My Head" only)
  • George Young – producer (on "Music Goes Round My Head" only)
  • Mark Opitz – remixing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prodigal Son - The Saints | Release Info". AllMusic.
  2. ^ "The Saints Prodigal Son". www.saintsmusic.com.
  3. ^ "Prodigal Son - The Saints | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic.
  4. ^ "TrouserPress.com :: Saints". trouserpress.com.
  5. ^ "The Patience of a Saint". Los Angeles Times. November 4, 1998.
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 263. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.